In-depth

Complications

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Coping and support

Palliative care

Risk factors

Depression

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

MRI

Needle biopsy

Ultrasound

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Palliative care

Radiation therapy

Nov. 18, 2016
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